Peer Mentor Program


The Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide peer-to-peer support for first-year scholars in the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. Through intentional pairing of first year scholars with current MFOS scholars, participants will be able to develop academically, personally, and professionally. Peer Mentor engagement is a first-year scholar requirement.


The MFOS Peer Mentor Program:

  • Supports the transition & holistic development of first year scholars through peer-to-peer mentorship and guidance.
  • Develops the leadership capacity of returning MFOS scholars through the peer mentor and leadership team roles.
  • Fosters community and belonging within the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program.


  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Development

Signature Events

New Scholar Reception


New Scholar Reception is an annual event where the university formally welcomes our first-year scholars as they begin their UF journey. Scholars will have the opportunity to connect with staff, faculty, and supporters of the program including President Emeritus Dr. Bernie Machen and our current UF President, Dr. Ben Sasse. This is a perfect opportunity to build your UF network and even meet professionals who are in industries that spark your interest.

Women's Basketball Game


This is a fun opportunity to meet other first-year scholars, mentors, LTs, and participants of the University Multicultural Mentorship Program. Together, we enjoy a catered dinner, attend a UF Women’s Basketball game, and cheer our Gators on to victory!